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Nice sounding, somewhat "quiet" show that really features new keyboard player, Keith. At one point he is introduced and Pigpen is very sick and had to stay home. The show has a little bit of hiss, but with the keyboards sounding a bit more up front thanusual, it gives this show a nice unique sound that.
Subject: I was at this concert!
I was in the USAF at this time after becoming a Deadhead in Germany. After driving to downtown San Anton, the radio said the concert was canceled. We drove back home, turned on the radio, and 30 minutes later they said the concert was on again! It would begin at 10 PM instead of 8 PM. The Dead were coming in from somewhere like Atlanta by plane and their equipment didn't make it. The New Riders began playing at about 11 PM and were fabulous. Jerry played with them. Henry brought the house down! The GD finally began playing around 12:30-1 AM. Everyone was worn out by then, and pretty subdued, but the concert was great. Pigpen was in the hospital (according to Weir) and Keith and Donna Jean had just come on board. One of the most amazing things there was that wall of speakers! It was huge, and deafening. Uncle John's band was a radio hit in San Antone (at least on one station) at that time. This was my only Dead concert. I have never again been within 400 miles of a concert! I wish I could get a personal copy of this Dead show on tape, CD or download.
scum beat -
Subject: This is really good!
I haven't listened to '71 in a while. This is really REALLY good. So much young raw energy in everything they do this night. These guys never sieze to amaze me.
He Live's -
Subject: will not dissapoint
i haven't made it through the whole thing yet but....after the last three months of going through the available catalogue up through 1971 and feeling like i MIGHT BE READY FOR 72, i hit upon this show tonight and tried jack first and it is love at first sight. jack straw really is a good measuring stick for a show....because to pull it off right, they have to do it like brothers....and tennessee jed and el paso all follow suit....IT IS A GROUP EFFORT fellas...and that's why we like it.
OK fine, i am NOT ready for 72....i missed this one. very nice mix, piano, drums, bass, all is proportioned right....and as far as i can tell so far....THE SINGING IS SPOT ON, THEY ENNUNCIATE (sp?) GOODLY, the words to jack straw bob does like the 9/20/70 acoustic truckin, like its coming off a lyric sheet, and jer belts jed with only ONE FLUB! and works the solo up perfect.....
billy is snappy on the beat with phil, jer lurks on mexicali, "everybody polka" and mr garcia is off to the races....let's do it over again and agin....they sing together great!!! and the hot part of the show is supposed to be other one > big rr blues....that seems like EXACTLY HOW this show should go.
and peter....everybody take a look at poor peter....WOOOOWWWWWW
FIVE STARS -- they are feeling it, FOR SURE...
Subject: Dick Latvala reference
I was reading an old magazine this morning, (Unbroken Chain magazine from spring of '95,) and stumbled upon an interview w/Dick...he highly recommended the part from Other One->Big Railroad Blues...what do you think? I really enjoyed 'cryptical', like the song says, you know he had to die... A wonderfully crazy being, Dick is missed. It was a pleasure meeting you, R.I.P. brother, the work that you poured love into has grown for us all. (He would have loved this site!)
dirty jev-o -
jerry? is that you? you sound like they locked you outside with your amp and wouldn't let you play.....you are so quiet.......what happened to your volume-----this sounds really compressed or something----vocals sound like the high end has been removed